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Lathrop adding new neighborhood park for $1.45 million

Mossdale South is getting a new park. 

Earlier this month the Lathrop City Council approved spending just under $1.45 million to construct a new neighborhood park that will be in line with the West Lathrop Specific Plan’s outline to establish a network of parks throughout the Mossdale Village area. 

The park, which will be located on a 4-acre parcel on the corner of Inland Passage Way and Golden Spike Trail, will include a covered picnic area with a barbecue, landscaped walking paths, open turf areas with trees, play structures, and a half-court basketball court. 

The park will be constructed by WABO Landscape and Construction, the lowest of the four bids that the city received back for the park project. The cost of construction is expected to be just over $1.31 million, with a 10 percent construction contingency for a not-to-exceed amount of $1,447,552.28. 

The winning bid was more than $300,000 less than the highest-priced bid that was received – a nearly $1.65 million bid from Deide Construction. 

In order to fund the park, the council approved a transfer of $360,000 from the Culture and Leisure Fund into the General Capital Improvement Project Fund which will be used to pay for the construction of the park. The council initially approved the CIP back in October of last year, and the bidding process was completed last month. 

Funding for the construction of the park was already included in the 2019/20 budget that was approved by the Lathrop City Council earlier this year. 

To contact reporter Jason Campbell email or call 209.249.3544.